Discrimination at its worst? Davao condo ‘bans’ Indian medical students because of their ‘smell’


Images from Cudlob Doow Lezah's Facebook post
  • A condominium in Davao City supposedly refused to accept medical students from India
  • The reason given was allegedly because of their smell
  • The sharer lambasted the condo for discriminating the students for that simple reason

MANILA, Philippines – A condo in Davao City has been accused of discrimination for turning away some medical students from India simply because of their smell.

The story was shared on Facebook last February 3 by one Cudlob Doow Lezah from Davao Del Sur.

According to Lezah, the students were supposed to move in to a condominium in Davao City but were not accepted because they didn’t smell right, at least by the management’s standard.

“These Medical Students from India were supposed to move-in as renters but were banned/NEVER had the chance to get in. The reason? Somebody from the Property Management Office decided to ban the students because of their SMELL!!! YES SMELL!!” Lezah wrote.

The embarrassing episode allegedly left the students with no place to stay during the night, had to endure hunger and had to sit under the rain.

“These poor Medical Students had to stay outside trying to be treated right. But we had NO LUCK!” the sharer narrated.

Iamge capture of Cudlob Doow Lezah’s Facebook post

“We stayed up until this time of night looking for a safe place for them to stay for the night,” she said.

Lezah said what happened was a perfect example of discrimination and all people deserve humane treatment regardless of how they smell.

Netizens also weighed in and condemned the condo for their cruel treatment of guests. Others said this is ironic since Filipinos are known for their supposed hospitality.

“They deserve to be treated well, they have their right to get in as long as they are paying, dapat sa hotel na yan pinapasara din, pag labag sa karapatang pantao…” wrote one commenter.

[This hotel must be ordered closed too. This is a violation of human rights.]

“No offense but I fear it is not Indian students losing their dignity because of their body odor but those specific Filipinos judging by it. So sickening. They have to remember that in India we have some Filipino employees too. And we won’t treat them as bad as u treat our students,” lamented a commenter who is also from India.

Others, meanwhile, agreed that some people from India may indeed smell odd, but this should never be used as an excuse to discriminate them.

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This article has gone viral and has been viewed 111172 times so far. Article originally posted: February 6, 2017, 5:51 am (UTC-0). Last update: February 7, 2017 at 4:44 am (UTC-0).

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  • Licec Zehcnas

    This is not a news to me. Filipinos will discriminate anyone even their own countrymen, family and anything under the sun. But if you discrimate them they will cry the loudest. Ask any other Filipinos and they will say the same.

    • Aldrin Maramba Bado

      very true ..

      • Zenuvius

        Your very acts of condemnation and hasty generalization are what causes these public misconceptions.

        Indeed there might be odd ones out there but that doesn’t mean that everyone’s like that. Even in your own country I’m willing to bet the situation is the same. Think about it.

        There’s no need to proliferate any more unnecessary hate in this world.

    • phantomofhope

      correct

    • Junk Data

      NO. Kumuha lang ata ng Picture na papaalis na customer na Indian naghihintay ng taxi or paparating at ginawan na ng kwento ng kickerdaily na isa ring nagpapakalat ng fake news. WALANG LOGIC ang kwento. PERA na tinataboy? Bad for Business. Tanga ata sila bakit didikit ba lagi sila sa Indiano or katabi ba nila matulog OR lumalabas ba sa kwarto ang amoy? Hindi naman dumidikit ang amoy at nawawala din. Lalo na hindi naman matao ang Hotel na yan. FAKE NEWS ito. Ano ang pangalan ng HOTEL? Ano ang pangalan ng Indiano? Totoong tao ba ang source or fake din? Naka-encounter din ako ng Indiano mabaho din pero nawawala din kapag lumayo ka or umalis s’ya. Hotel ‘yan hindi dikit dikit matulog ang mga tao d’yan at may air-con or wala.

  • Stephen Chen

    seriously you call that discrimination??

  • judeanbob

    Filipinos who enjoy living in filth and squalor and eating putrified dry fish and other foul smelling substances are not accustomed to foreigners who practice personal hygiene. They were probably put off by the Indians wearing cologn as people from developed countries usually do.

    • Taligsik Kalangitan

      Yung kapitbahay kong si kabayan nagluto ng dilis at tuyo, diyos ko nung nangamoy na nagsilabasan ang mga itik, parang ipis na lumabas sa lungga dahil naisprayhan ng baygon hahaha!

  • ElGatoNegron

    What is the name of the hotel?

  • Rita .D.

    Philpinas are used as prostitutes because of their smell.Indian students might not had that prostitute smell ,that is why they were turned off.

    • Taligsik Kalangitan

      too much randi walli in Delhi and Mumbai so don’t say filipinas are prostitutes.

      • Rita .D.

        no away….they smell good.

    • Suzanne Dalen Bock

      Rita .D. you mean you smells awful also? Filipinos are intend to care about their hygines all the time. Can you smell yourself? If u think that you smells good then you are a Mamasang!

      • Rita .D.

        bow bow gaga

      • Rita .D.

        you have dentures right.bcs your mouth smell was stinking,so all decay teeth…..

      • Rita .D.

        Mamasang—-single mom

    • harsh reality

      We all know its legal to rape in India so… LOL

      • Rita .D.

        so now you know how it is felt insulting.all your teeth is denture bcs your mouth was stinky .so lost all your teeth

  • Ryan Rahon

    I’m sorry but I’d have to disagree. This can not be simply tagged as an act of discrimination. Businesses have the right to refuse service to people that may disrupt their operation or make other guests feel uncomfortable. Noting that a lot of guests use hotel facilities and expect exemplary service and ambiance (sights, sounds and yes, even smell). Although, this incident is an unfortunate one.

    • Ryan Rahon

      Pardon my mistake, I thought it was a hotel. But still, the establishment has certain rules and regulations to uphold. I still don’t think this is straight up discrimination.

    • zhardan

      It is still not right that for that night they were refused admission.

  • budz6819

    Upon arrival, this student rejected right away? That’s discrimination.

  • Arman C. Gavino

    They have money to go to hotel but no money to buy perfume or cologne??? I think the management is a nature-lover and hates pollution in any forms.

    • Rita .D.

      He could have perfumed his nose …poor manager.

  • phantomofhope

    pinoys will easily complain about discrimination for a different treatmen overseas, but they are also number 1 discriminator

  • Rita .D.

    Those who do not have good morals can behave like that.What a common sense the manager has and what a dog sense he has.

  • Angeline Pearl Concubierta

    I certainly hope that the people dissing these Medical Students don’t need life saving procedures… #getoveryourselves

  • Ri Mar

    how about filipino hospitality..mga sir/ma’am ng hotel na yan in time pwede nman sila turuan ng proper hygiene the filipino way..kami dito sa mid east sari sari amoy naamoy nmin sa mga co workers namin pero natuturuan namin sila..

  • Junk Data

    Ducking Ina.. BAKIT SPONSORED ang post ng DF sa FB? Ano ito? CONFIRMED BA ITO? Kita naman sa pangalan ng babae sa post di na kapanipaniwala. Simpleng PANINIRA ITO. Nakuha lang sa FB Post BALITA na agad? Nakikita ko ang masamang INTENTION ng DF. Kakahiya kayo. Nagkataon ba na DAVAO CITY? Pwede naman kinuhaan lang ng picture ‘yan at ginawan lang ng story. Ang tagal tagal na ng mga Indian sa Pilipinas ngayon lang kayo nagbalita ng ganito? Bakit didikit ba kayo lagi sa kanila para maamoy sila? Bakit lumalabas ba ang amoy nila sa kwarto?
    Walang LOGIC ito. Ang customer ay may pera at masama sa negosyo ang itaboy sila lalo na maraming Indiano na nag-aaral d’yan. What if Puro INDIAN ang customers nila? Lalo na mag-aaral? Customers are always right.

    • Junk Data

      NO. Kumuha lang ata ng Picture na papaalis na customer na Indian naghihintay ng taxi or paparating at ginawan na ng kwento ng kickerdaily na isa ring nagpapakalat ng fake news. WALANG LOGIC ang kwento. PERA na tinataboy? Bad for Business. Tanga ata sila bakit didikit ba lagi sila sa Indiano or katabi ba nila matulog OR lumalabas ba sa kwarto ang amoy? Hindi naman dumidikit ang amoy at nawawala din. Lalo na hindi naman matao ang Hotel na yan. FAKE NEWS ito.

  • Faith Loreen Pam

    FAKE YAN, HOAX FEED. DO NOT SHARE. PARA SIRAAN LANG ANG DAVAO CITY.